Fair Tasty Temptations: Sangria

Fair Trade Sangria

What's on the summer menu?

We at Gent Fair Trade appreciate fair food and good company, so we thought, why not combine both?

For the next 3 months, we will be bringing you delicious, easy, quick recipes and above all, using fair trade products from Oxfam Gent Centrum to cook and eat with your loved ones!
We will share our recipes and tips on our socials and this will be your chance to try to go fair trade for the summer and show your cooking skills with us!

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This week we expect high, summery temperatures, which is why we decided to go for alcohol and prepare a delicious and refreshing Sangria.

Sangria is an alcoholic beverage originating in Spain and the main ingredients are always red wine, different types of fruits, in order to add a sweeter flavour and something a bit sparkling like soda or sparkling water.

For our recipe, we used:

  • 1 bottle of Fair Trade red wine
  • 1 peach
  • ½ pineapple
  • 1 orange
  • 1 apple
  • 1 Fair Trade lemon soda

The recipe is easy, cheap and quick to prepare but most of all it is delicious and very refreshing, great to bring to a picnic with friends!

So, let’s start!

  • Let's start with the easy part, cut the fruit into small pieces, in our case we chose pineapple, oranges, apples and peaches and set them aside in a very large bowl.
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  • Add the wine and the lemon soda in the bowl.
  • Let it rest for a few hours in the fridge and then enjoy it with your friends.


If you prefer to give the sangria a stronger touch, use cognac, brandy or your favourite liqueur and, if you’d like, you can add any kind of fruit you want – just make sure it’s not so ripe that it falls apart. Remember that to make sure that the sangria is full of flavor, it will need to steep with its ingredients for at least 2 or 3 hours (it’s better to make it a day in advance). Oxfam offers a great variety of red wines to use for this recipe, it’s up to you decide which one fits better with your taste!

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Did you like the recipe? Did we make your mouth water? Now you try it, cook your Sangria and share the result with us on social media!

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